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Re: TV shows are cool

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:19 am
by SpammyV
So I usually call Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency a nerdy show not because it's all Star Trek jokes but because the subject matter (the first season was about a time-travelling vigilante inventor vs. an evil body-swapping cult) and the humor falls into a nerdy style of concepts and wordplay. But it's also a nerdy show because the longer you watch it the more you're going to recognize some actor from a sci-fi series like me last week just sitting along and suddenly going "Oh hey Bra'tac it's been a while since Stargate SG-1 huh."

Re: TV shows are cool

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:32 am
by Steve C
That's more that a lot of sci-fi is filmed in Canada and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is filmed in Canada. It's the same group of actors going around and around on a genre treadmill. It's both cool and a little annoying.

Re: TV shows are cool

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:45 am
by Daemian Lucifer
Depends on the actor and the makeup.And,of course,how much crap they give during the shoot.

Re: TV shows are cool

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:35 am
by SpammyV
Highlights from this week's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency include the least competent sword fight and the explanation of how all the pieces fall in to place and how everything is in fact connected.

Dirk Gently's real superpower is he's been so exposed to all this stuff he can piece together the moon logic of the case.

Re: TV shows are cool

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:25 am
by Daemian Lucifer
I saw it.And stranger things.And south park.And you have to warn the whole world!The whites,they are the worst!

Re: TV shows are cool

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:41 pm
by Andrew
I saw the first episode of The Gifted last night.

I really really liked it.

As has been said, it reminded me of season 1 Heroes and I loved season 1 (and 2) Heroes.

The references to the, x-men and the brotherhood are neat too. And I suppose the chick who got caught is Magneto's daughter or something??

Re: TV shows are cool

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:13 am
by Steve C
Andrew wrote:I saw the first episode of The Gifted last night.
I really really liked it.

I decided to watch the first episode of The Gifted based on your recommendation. I concur with your opinion.

Re: TV shows are cool

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:19 pm
by krellen
Andrew wrote:The references to the, x-men and the brotherhood are neat too. And I suppose the chick who got caught is Magneto's daughter or something??

She is Polaris, who is Magneto's daughter in the comics, and a showrunner has stated she will be revealed as such at some point in the show.

Re: TV shows are cool

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:55 pm
by JadedDM
I've been watching The Gifted since it started. It's pretty good so far. It seems to take place in its own continuity, though, not the same as the movies or any other TV shows.

Re: TV shows are cool

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:15 am
by Steve C
I'm also watching Marvel's Runaways. It's a good contrast against The Gifted. I've seen 2 episodes of both. So far Gifted is better. Runaways has potential there- I think? Gifted was good straight out of the gate. Runaways is slow and hinting at the potential it has to be good. Runaways kind of shoots itself in the foot with how unlikable all the kids are to begin with. I expect that to change. There's no show otherwise.

Re: TV shows are cool

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:23 pm
by JadedDM
I'm enjoying both shows at the moment.

They're both way better than The Inhumans was, although granted that is a low bar to clear.

Re: TV shows are cool

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:50 am
by Steve C
Strange thing is I can't put finger on why Inhumans was bad. It just was.

Re: TV shows are cool

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:22 am
by Steve C
I'm still watching The Gifted. I still really really like it. Only thing is that it's turning my thinking around pretty hard. I was on team Xavier's peace and cooperation side. The more The Gifted I watch the more I'm team Magneto's philosophy. The interesting part is that the show isn't even touching on that.

Re: TV shows are cool

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:29 pm
by krellen
Steve C wrote:Strange thing is I can't put finger on why Inhumans was bad. It just was.

Lots of dead air. Unlikable characters. Backwards values. No clear plan where they were going.